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Fixing Bryan Potholes Online

Updated: 09/28/2005 - A new Web-based reporting system allows Bryan residents to report potholes, problems with signs and signals, and even drainage-related issues.

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Thousands Still Without Power

Updated: 09/29/2005 - More than four days after Rita struck the Texas coast, thousands of residents in our area are still without electricity.

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Trinity County Evacuation Plan

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Buses will begin transporting Trinity County residents who don't have electricity to nearby shelters on Wednesday.

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DeLay Indicted in Campaign Finance Probe

Updated: 09/28/2005 - A grand jury in Austin has indicted US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and two political associates on a charge of criminal conspiracy.

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Housing Debate in the Home Stretch?

Updated: 09/28/2005 - Currently, four unrelated residents can live in a single-family dwelling in Bryan. The debate has raged for years when it comes to changing that number. Is the end finally in sight?

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Random Drug Testing for Normangee ISD

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Another area school district takes a look at whether or not random drug testing should be implemented. Normangee ISD is considering the measure.

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FEMA Will Pay for All Shelters Housing Evacuees

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Among the unsung heroes during both recent hurricanes were local houses of worship. Most didn't wait to be asked before opening up their churches and checkbooks and even though they're due FEMA reimbursements money wasn't the motivation.

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Rita Rations Drive

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Facing the possibility of Hurricane Rita taking a direct path over Bryan/College Station, many residents stocked up on non-perishable food items, water and other goods. The Brazos Food Bank is hosting a one-day, special collection effort scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Lake Livingston Dam Needs Repairs

Updated: 09/27/2005 - Winds from hurricane Rita kicked up waves that pounded the dam on Lake Livingston for several hours Saturday, causing damage that has officials worried. As a result, the Trinity River Authority has evacuated residents along the Trinity River dam, and has them headed for higher ground.

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Mail Call, Come Rain, Sleet, Snow...or Hurricane

Updated: 09/26/2005 - Since the postal service shut down Friday and Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Rita, there's a bit of a backup when it comes to your letters and packages. USPS is working hard to correct it.

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Sims Assesses Storm Preps

Updated: 09/27/2005 - As evacuees continue to make their way back to their homes, the analysis is underway. While everyone was working for the same goal, there's always things to improve on, according to one top official.

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Stores Rush to Restock Items

Updated: 09/27/2005 - If you've been to the grocery store over the past few days, you've no doubt seen lots of empty shelves. But the end of Rita doesn't mean the end of grocery shortages.

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Avoid Rita Phone Scams

Updated: 09/26/2005 - The government has put out a list of tips to help victims of Hurricaine Rita avoid phone scams.

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Residents Evacuated to Make Dam Repairs

Updated: 09/25/2005 - Several East Texas subdivisions were evacuated of hundreds of residents over the weekend amid fears that water being released from a lake could flood their homes.

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School Openings and Closings

Updated: 09/25/2005 - Many Brazos Valley schools were opened as shelters for Hurricane Rita evacuees. But with the glancing blow the storm delivered to the area, that means many schools will reopen Monday. However, there are some that will remain closed.

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First Official Return Day For Many

Updated: 09/25/2005 - Many evacuees have the "OK" to return home according to the State's staggered return plan. However, some evacuees say the experience was not bad.

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Heavy Winds & Rain at Lake Livingston

Updated: 09/24/2005 - While Brazos Valley dodged the bullet of Hurricane Rita, our neighbors east of us did not. Walker and Polk County got plenty of hurricane winds and rain.

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Tx DOT Re-Entry Plan for Rita Evacuees

Updated: 09/26/2005 - State officials have planned a scheduled return for motorists to the Houston area beginning Sunday. Residents are asked to please adhere to this return schedule to help ease traffic and allow emergency and clean-up personnel time to get into the area first.

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Coast Hammered, Brazos Valley Spared by Rita

Updated: 09/24/2005 - Hurricane Rita plowed into the Gulf Coast early Saturday, lashing Texas and Louisiana with driving rain, threatening to flood low-lying regions and knocking power out to half a million people as transformers exploded in the pre-dawn sky.

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Reed Arena Revamps Child Care Facility

Updated: 09/23/2005 - There is a great need for volunteers to work with children. At Reed Arena, an unexpected surge of families has the facility's child care team struggling to keep up.

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Area Hurricane Shelters Full

Updated: 09/23/2005 - All Bryan/College Station hurricane shelters are full. There are more than 6,800 evacuees in 32 shelters throughout the twin cities.

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